Remote Attendance ONLY this Month
Magic and make-believe might seem like child’s play, but their allure is no fantasy: Orlando has now become the most-visited city in the United States, with 62.7 million visitors annually. However, as our world is changing, so too is our ability to sustainably provide a fairy tale microcosm that’s hidden away from the realities of a warming climate, demonstrated by last fall's Hurricane Matthew.
Certainly, as a city whose economy relies upon tourism, we have the complex challenge to ensure that sustainability, equity, and resiliency reach from the foundational needs of our residents up to the heights of our tallest rollercoasters. However, with our enormous audience of visitors, we also have the incredible opportunity to influence the perception of environmental stewardship in communities around the world.
The goal of this session is to provide our city as a backdrop for integrating the concepts of local vs. global impacts in local government policies and programs, reshaping traditional thinking about what constitutes a luxury vs. a necessity, and identifying how to best leverage unique local characteristics to positively contribute towards international climate change solutions. Intermediate level.
Brittany Sellers, Ph.D., Sustainability Project Manager, City of Orlando
Ian LaHiff, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Energy Project Manager, City of Orlando
- Define the evolution of Orlando's sustainability practices across seven key focus areas (Green Works Orlando).
- Describe the City of Orlando's commitment to data transparency and measurable actions that led to $2.5 million in utility savings for City buildings.
- Understand how to effectively elevate the Guest experience while efficiently and equitably managing city resources.
- Consider the unique characteristics of their own municipality or organization in order to apply similar sustainability practices that innovatively engage residents, employees, and visitors alike.
- 1 GBCI General Credit
- 1 AIA LU/HSW
- 1 BOMI CPD credit
This is a self-reporting series for GBCI and BOMI CPD. USGBC Florida will report your AIA credit hours only if you complete the full webcast and we have your AIA member number in your USGBC online profile.
- Free for USGBC Florida members
- $25 for non-members
LOCATION OF WEBCAST (remote option only):
- At your Desk via GoToWebinar (watch for email from this registration as there is one more step to get your GTW access)
TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS
PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. You will receive an email after this (check your junk and clutter mail if you don't receive something) that will have an email with a URL inside the body that you will need to click on and add your name and email to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. To recap, register now, open email from email@example.com and click on link, add your name and email, and get final email with direct login url for webcast.
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Cost of program includes coffee and bagels unless you are attending remotely, free/$0-$25 depending on membership level, and all proceeds go back into the nonprofit to host more webcasts and support advocacy efforts like educating about solar amendments and trying to save the green building seat on the Florida Building Commission and initiatives like LiveSMART (Sustainable Materials Resources Trailer) that educates 30,000 people a year about sustainable living and green building, LEEDing Tiny (striving to be the first LEED certified tiny house ever), and creating a tiny house community for veterans.